Spartan Sprint Vancouver 2013!
Racers: Chas, Lyon, Alicia, David, Jordon, and Andy!
I’m an American in Canada and in Canada’s largest race. Canada has a reputation for being some of the nicest people around, and I have to admit – during this 10K I heard more “Excuse me,” and “Sorry” comments than I think I have ever heard during any race.
When you run a large race (over 48,000 people participated), things are going to get crowded. Normally, there are some words of frustration expressed. But in Vancouver, those words are rare and the race unique.
But not all was sunny for the Vancouver Sun Run as winners were caught cheating and women were turned into men.
There is a small… very small… chance we’re in this movie in the background. During the filming of this movie, we ran next to one of the runners for a good portion of the Rome Marathon. Sometimes, we were in front, sometimes we were behind… Either way, a chance to be on film is a chance I suppose. Certainly, the cameraman kept filming My Girl, which she didn’t like, but I told her it meant I might be in the shot, too, and that was pretty cool. Either way, it will be a joy to watch!
On November 10, 2012 I participated in my third “Half” or “Half-Iron” (1.2mi Swim, 56-mile bike, 13.1 Mile run) Triathlon and my first with the HITS Series. With the first-ever triathlon to take place in Lake Havasu, Arizona, would there be victory or tragedy? Or maybe a bit of both? Would the HITS formula be a hit… or a miss?
Earlier this spring I ran the US Half Marathon in San Francisco, CA. When I told My Girl that I ran over the Golden Gate Bridge, she was so jealous she insisted we sign up for the fall version of the race.
US Half Marathon is now owned by Competitor Group, and although it doesn’t change it’s name to Rock n Roll San Francisco until next year, the mere presence of Competitor Group is not a good influence on this race.
But had anything changed from the April 2012 race?